Astronaut Steve Bowen speaks at WPI #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013

Astronaut Steve Bowen speaks to WPI #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013

A NASA Social event is an informal meeting of people who engage with NASA social media accounts. Social events provide NASA followers with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA facilities and events and speak with scientists, engineers, astronauts and managers. NASA Socials range from¬†two hours to two days in length and include a “meet and greet” session to allow participants to mingle with fellow socialites and the people behind NASA’s¬†social media accounts. NASA Social participants are randomly selected from those who register their interest for the event on the Web. Additional¬†registrants are placed on a waiting list.

How do I register?

Registration and application opportunities for the NASA Social program will be announced on this page, @NASA and@NASASocial.

Do I need to have a social media account to register for a NASA Social?
Yes. NASA Socials are designed for social media users who follow¬†@NASA¬†on a variety of social media platforms. You can find all the ways to connect with NASA at the ‘Connect and Collaborate with NASA‘ page. The goal of NASA Socials is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via these platforms to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA. If you are not familiar with any program or a regular user of social media and want to visit a NASA center, check out the following websites for more information:

Ames Exploration Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
Glenn Research Center Visitor Center, Cleveland
Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center
Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton Roads, Va.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Infinity at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.

What are NASA Social registration and application requirements?
Registration or application for a NASA Social indicates your intent to travel to the site of the event and attend in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities. NASA centers are government facilities. If approved, you will need to provide two forms of government-issued identification; one must be a photo ID. When registering, please ensure that you use your full name as it appears on your identification. For a full listing of acceptable forms of identification, please visit:

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Be sure to connect with NASA ‚Ėļ¬†

Video of Astronaut Steven Bowen speaking to #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013 at WPI in Worcester, Ma.



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North Dakota Child Care Resource & Referral >
Call >¬† 1-800-450-7801¬†OR ¬†(701) 838-7800¬† –¬† Kristi Asendorf, Program Supervisor

Family Voices assists children with disabilities  and health care needs >                                              Call >  1- 888-522-9654

Air Force Base Emergency Family Assistance >  OR Call > 701- 723-4500
(emerg. shelter, info., referrals & support, donations)

NDSU Extention Center Animal Shelter: 701-833-6522

Souris Valley Humane Society:  OR Call  701-852-6133 (8 am to 8 pm)

Lost and Found Pets (SVAS)  >

Hotline to report Home Damage > 1-877-212-0316

Disaster Assistance >

Assistance Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585

Smartphone information  >

Flood Volunteers > 701-858-9366


Road closure map link:

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Alternate routes:  Minot and Souris River Basin area  >

Road Conditions (from ND)  >  Call  511

Flood Hotline:  701-858-9366

Check river levels in the area:

First District Health Unit:  701-852-1376

Tetanus information hotline >  1-866-207-2880 M-F 8-5

Extensions on business tax returns due to flooding: 

or call the Tax Department at:  877-328-7088 OR  701-328-7088.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits claims:  http://www.
By phone: 701-328-1152, Mon-Fri 8-5

 Special thank you to Kyle Johnson:  @Kyle_Fox_News for helping me collect these resources.

Please remember:

80% of FLOOD deaths occur in vehicles when drivers make a fatal mistake of trying to navigate through flood waters. 


GMOA Cruise Ship

Cruise ships are known as luxurious floating cities, and rightly so. Royal Caribbean one of the top shipping
lines has ordaned their¬† ships¬†with amenities such as upscale spa’s, ice skating rinks, and water parks.

Although the $40 billion cruise ship industry has been growing, they have also had a multitude of
controversies, concerning passenger health and safety.

“There are significant risks as these ships get bigger and bigger” said
Kendall Carver, president of International Cruise Victims. “The new
ones owned by Royal Caribbean hold over 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew
members, over 8,000 people.” A fire or terrorist attack on a ship like
that would be disastrous.

Mr. Kendall Carver founded ICV in 2004 after his daughter Merrian, disappeared while
on an Alaskan cruise.

During one of the most recent episodes, an early morning fire in the generator compartment
of the R.C. Splendor knocked out several of the ship’s operating systems. Over 4,500 passengers
and crew were left without air conditioning, hot food and phone service.

Although there are countless horror stories told by Splendor’s passengers, they pale in comparison
to what would have happened had the fire been worse.

What if a terrorist organization chose to target a ship like that?

Think about it, when terrorists planned for the attack on 9/11 they specifically were looking to kill
as many people as they could in a confined space. Sounding familiar yet? So, It has been decided
that this will be our next topic on, Get Me Out Alive!

Click here to see video and top ten list

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